“From the staff and the earth at this modest nature center, countless Vermonters have discovered birds and butterflies, orchids and otters, relaxation and contemplation. And now, with a vision to connect even more of us to wildlife and wild places, North Branch Nature Center will move from greatness to virtuosity, not only here in Montpelier, but far beyond as well.”

—Bryan Pfeiffer, writer, naturalist, educator, and nature guide
Administrative Staff

Chip Darmstadt, Executive Director
Suzanne Eikenberry, Business Manager
Emily Sloan, Membership Coordinator
Emily A. Seiffert, Capital Campaign Coordinator
Larry Clarfeld, Webmaster

Education Staff

Amy Butler, Director of Education
Kenneth Benton, Camp Co-Director 
Carrie Riker, Camp Co-Director
Mary Zentara, Lead Forest Preschool Teacher
Angie Barger,  ECO Curriculum Coordinator
Mia Rubow,  Assistant Forest Preschool Teacher

Board of Directors

Pat Cox-Sainsbury, Secretary, Moretown
Chip Darmstadt, Middlesex
Laura Fried, Waterbury
Linda Henzel, Montpelier
Rick Paradis, Vice-Chair, Middlesex
Scott Sainsbury, Chair, Moretown
Laury Saligman, Montpelier
Karen Saudek, East Montpelier
Jan Heyman Thouron, Middlesex
Norma Twombley, Wheelock
Georgia Valentine, Montpelier


Capital Campaign Committee

Jack Byrne
Chip Darmstadt
Charles Johnson
Jennifer Myka
Bryan Pfeiffer
Scott Sainsbury
Leigh Seddon
Emily Seiffert
Judy McKinley
Christine Zachai

Honorary Capital Campaign Committee

Emily Boedecker
Billi Gosh
Bob Klein
Willem Lange
Katherine Paterson
Susan Ritz
Tom Slayton